What Philosophy Claims
“Fall in love with this four-in-one essential that thoroughly removes face and eye makeup, deeply-yet-gently cleanses the skin, tones, and lightly hydrates, all in one quick step. It is an emulsifier, designed to dissolve dirt, makeup, and sub-surface debris leaving the skin feeling perfectly purified, comfortably balanced, and congestion free. The versatile formula suits all skin types, and is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin, delicately exfoliating to reveal your natural radiance.”
What It Is Formulated Without
- Synthetic Dyes
- Synthetic Fragrances
- 100% reported that the cleanser is gentle enough for the eye area
- 97% reported the effective removal of dirt, oil and make up
- 97% reported a clean, residue – free finish
Purity Made Simple Cleanser is part of a collection of philosophy products designed to soothe even the most dry and sensitive skin. It is a 2008 “Best of Sephora” Winner. You may also use this fragrance-free formula to clean your makeup brushes.
Since my skin is dry as the Sahara desert I was on a hunt for a miracle face cleanser. After hearing so many great reviews about the Philosophy Purity Cleanser I decided to give it a try. When the cashier at Sephora gave me my total I was kind of taken back at how expensive this product was. I mean I paid $47.00, that was a bit too expensive for a face cleanser in my opinion, but I thought if it helped my skin it would be worth it in the end. The bottle is very plain with writing on the front. It comes with a flip cap which I wish it came with a pump instead to make it easier to get the product out. The bottle also has safety seal when you open the cap which is great.
How I Use This Product
Like with any face wash I always wet my skin first, then I take about dollar size amount into the palm of my hands and massage the cleanser into my skin. I massage it in for the suggested time which is 60 seconds. Then I rinse off with water and pat dry my face.
What I like about this product is that it rinses every easily, a few splashes and all the product will come off. A big turn off about this cleanser was the fact that it doesn’t foam or lather. I know it’s not the most important thing about a cleanser but I like it, I get more of a feeling that my face is being washed. It did wash my face pretty well for the exception of removing my eye make up.Also it did not irritate my skin or make me break out. I also did not give me that tight feeling.
Did It Remove My Make Up
Definitely not. I usually wear eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara and my foundation
Now the Philosophy cleanser removed all of my face make up like foundation and concealer and it also removed my eyeshadow, but it horribly failed in removing my eyeliner and mascara.
I tried rubbing in the cleanser around the eye area and still it didn’t take anything off. This was a huge disappointment since Philosophy claims it will melt your make up.
So instead I have have to use my MAC Cleanse Off Oil or some make up remover wipes.
OVERALL - 3
If you are looking for a cleanser that doesn’t dry out your skin and you have money to burn then I think this cleanser is worth a try. I personally would not repurchase this product since it is super expensive and it only washes my face without removing my make up I don’t think it’s worth it. If you are interested this cleanser, don’t be like me and purchase the biggest bottle and end up not liking the product. Try the smallest bottle or get a sample from Sephora.